Nikon D40X

The D40X is an upgraded version of the D40 with higher sensor resolution and increased ISO sensitivities. The D40 had a 6 mega pixel sensor resolution which has been increased to 10.2 mega pixel in the D40X. The ISO settings ranges from ISO 100 to ISO 1600 and an extension can be made to ISO 3200 using the Hi-1 setting. In spite of all these up gradations the D40X succeeds in maintaining the compact shape boosted by the D40.

Nikon D40X

If one looks at the D40X and the D40 the physical differences between them are minimal. The one significant thing any user would notice is a change in badge. Nikon although has made some significant changes when it comes to the internal mechanism of the D40X. This has been equipped with a 10.2 mega pixel sensor which results in some difference in the working of the camera as compared to its predecessor. The working difference that occurs due to this up gradation is slower flash sync speed which ranges from 1/200 to 1/500. D40X has the ability to provide slightly faster frame rate of 3.0 frames per second in continuous mode as compared to 2.5 frames per second frame rate in the D40. The photographer is also given the luxury of choosing from ISO sensitivities ranging from ISO 100 to ISO 3200. Finally with the increase in sensor resolution has resulted in more detailing of images and camera’s image buffer also performs faster when capturing JPEG images.

Nikon D40X

The D40X is compatible with AF-S lenses and AF-I tele converters as the D-series cameras are mainly directed towards entry level photographers and not the older generation hence it not being compatible with older SF lenses produced by Nikon. The camera has shutter speeds ranging between 1/4000 to 30 seconds. Just like D40 the D40X also has a very low shutter sound and it’s built in pop-up flash releases itself with a single low single ”lack” sound, something that would be appreciated by consumers. The camera also comprises of a Silent Wave Motor mechanism which allows focusing without causing too much noise.

Nikon D40X

The D40X has dimensions of 127 x 63.5 x 93.98mm and weighs around 753 grams. The camera has an extremely comfortable grip thus allowing the photographer to hold the camera in one hand while shooting. The button placements in the D40X are such that they can be accessed easily while taking pictures. The whole setups of the D40X from its weight to its dimensions to its controls are a joy to work with. The camera has a 2.5 inch low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD with 170-degree wide-angle viewing and brightness adjustment settings. As in the D40 the LCD in the D40X also has a slow refresh rate when settings such as aperture, shutter speed and EV are changed. Along with the LCD the camera also boosts a fixed eye-level penta-Dach mirror type optical view finder having built-in diopter adjustment. The viewfinder provides 95% frame coverage and the various view finder information present are Focus indications, AE/FV lock indicator, shutter speed, aperture value, exposure/exposure compensation indicator, exposure mode, flash output level compensation, exposure compensation, number of remaining exposures and flash-ready indicator. The D40X has 3 focus areas to choose from and the different AF Area Modes present are Single Area AF, Dynamic Area AF and Dynamic Area AF with Closest Subject Priority.

Nikon D40XThe D40X provides quality images which are better than what the D40 provides. The colour saturation might be a bit high for some but its makes the pictures look more beautiful and vibrant. The pictures are sharp and focused even towards the edges. The camera performs exceptionally well when different ISO sensitivities are used. The large range and low noise interference makes the images look better than most produced by its competitors or its predecessor.

The exposure mode has the following options to choose from, Digital Vari-program (Auto, Auto [Flash Off], Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close Up, Night Portrait), Programmed Auto (P) with flexible program; Shutter-Priority Auto (S); Aperture Priority Auto (A) and Manual (M). The different shooting modes that are present in the D40X includes Single frame shooting mode, Continuous shooting mode, Self-timer mode, Delayed remote mode and Quick-response remote mode.

Nikon D40XThe images are captured in 3 resolutions which includes 3,872 x 2,592 (Large), 2,896 x 1,944 (Medium) and 1,936 x 1,296 (Small). Images are stored in compressed RAW format or JPEG format. The camera is compatible with SD memory card and SDHC compliant. The D40X also has USB interface and Video output options for connecting the camera to external devices. The camera has a self timer which can delay pictures up to 20 seconds. The D40X uses High-capacity EN-EL9 battery for power.

The D40X is an improved version of the D40 and surely wont be a bad choice for any photographer irrespective of the fact that whether he is a professional, an intermediately or a novice.

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